Anyone who is serving quarantine process found violating the rules and regulations, the courts could impose a three-year rigorous imprisonment and a fine, if found guilty, police said.
More than 95,000 people belonging to 25,114 families across the country are currently ordered to undergo home quarantine formalities, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
Among them, the majority of 14,332 persons are serving the quarantine process in the Gampaha district.
"If anyone who is undergoing quarantine procedures violate the law, he/she would be dealt with tough legal action, and if they are found guilty of such charges, the court can impose a three-year rigorous imprisonment in addition to a fine," he said.
DIG Rohana request those who have been instructed to follow the health guidelines, especially if they had been asked to give samples for PCR or Rapid Antigen tests, should follow those instructions without showing any resistance.
"All the times, one should obey the quarantine rules, orders and regulations. Those ordered to follow quarantine procedures should not venture out and remain indoors. We need your support and cooperation in order to curb the pandemic situation, he said.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)